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Friday February 3, 2017

February 3: Day of the Week

February 3, 2017 is the 34th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

February 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1112
    Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
  • 1451
    Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1488
    Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
  • 1509
    The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
  • 1957
    Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
  • 1966
    The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
  • 1984
    Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 1998
    Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
  • 2011
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 3?

  • 1903
    Joe Stripp, American baseball player d. 1989
  • 1909
    André Cayatte, French filmmaker (d. 1989)
  • 1918
    Helen Stephens, American runner (d. 1994)
  • 1956
    Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 1958
    N. Gregory Mankiw, American economist
  • 1966
    Kostas Patavoukas, Greek basketball player
  • 1980
    Kim E-Z, former member of the Korean girl group, Baby V.O.X.
  • 1985
    Andrei Kostitsyn, Belarusian hockey player
  • 1986
    Lucas Duda, American baseball player
  • 1989
    Slobodan Rajković, Serbian footballer

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